Financial Matters


Estate Planning (Wills, Probate, etc)

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a person legally recognized and responsible to handle a persons affairs when that person is unable to do so. POA ends upon that persons death. To die intestate is to die without a valid will. If transfer of property/money is not legally provided for otherwise, Probate Court steps in to oversee that these things are distributed according to probate laws. This will cost you in court/legal fees along with much frustration. An executor is a person responsible for handling/settling a deceased persons estate.

We strongly advise you to see a professional regarding your financial and estate matters. You should have a will drawn up and your affairs in order so that probate court (or any other legal expense) is avoided. The following sites provide more information:

Growthhouse.org - Estate Planning

Nolo.com - Wills & Estate Planning


Department of Human Services

If you are financially challenged you may qualify to have some of the funeral expenses paid for. You must see an authorized representative at your local agency to see if you qualify. Also, note that your choices regarding merchandise and services will be limited.


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